The Local Pizzaiolo is getting out of the Neapolitan pizza business in Atlanta after opening the first of two restaurants ten months ago on Marietta Street in Westside. Both the Westside and Toco Hills locations, owned by pizza master Giulio Adriani, are for sale, Tomorrow’s News Today reports. Toco Hills opened in May on North Druid Hills Road. The sales do not include the Local Pizzaiolo name, recipes, books, and records for the restaurants.
Two other locations were planned for Madison Yards in Reynoldstown and in Sandy Springs. Those restaurants have been scrapped.
According to the sales listing, the reason for the Local Pizzaiolo’s sudden Atlanta departure is a desire to “focus on growing another region of the Country. Additional units are currently under development.”
The menu offers traditional Neapolitan pizzas like a classic margherita, as well as gluten free and original pies created by Adriani. Adriani grew up in Rome and learned to make Neapolitan pizzas from his grandmother. He’s a four-time, world pizza-making champion.
Eater Atlanta has reached out to the Local Pizzaiolo for comment on the sales and the eventual restaurant closures.
1000 Marietta Street NW #202; 2941-B North Druid Hills Road NE, Atlanta. thelocalpizzaiolo.com.